On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1952

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Montreal Canadiens center Elmer Lach picks up his 354th career assist in a 3-2 loss at the NY Rangers to become the NHL's all-time assists leader; passes Bill Cowley's mark
  • Trude Jochum-Beiser of Austria wins the downhill gold medal at the Oslo Winter Olympics; second career gold medal after taking out the combined event at St. Moritz (1948)

Famous Birthdays

  • Insook Bhushan, Seoul Korea, US table tennis player (Olympic-92)
  • Karin Janz, East German gymnast